Why Directors Are Writing Novels Instead of Making Movies

Are David Cronenberg, Ethan Coen, and others honing their artistic vision through fiction, or just more free to be gross there?

The Not-So-Great ‘Dictator’

In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans

Sundown: Chaplin the Jew?

Plus Sarachek’s successor at Yeshiva U, and more

Great Dictator

In China, Hitler is a subject of endless fascination and represents many meanings, not all of them bad.

Sundown: Syrian Rage

Plus, remember to remember, ‘The Great Dictator,’ and more

Reel Deal

Yosef Shiloach, who died Monday, was Israel’s greatest comic actor, but his films helped the country grapple with its most serious issues

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